Friday, December 03, 2004

The "red line"

According to a New York Times article today North Korea says that the United States' red line policy towards them will cause war. This red line is the United States' way of calling for the end of North Korea's nuclear proliferation. North Korea feels like the United States is falsely charging it with sponsoring terrorism. According to the article "The United States has pressured the North with `distorted rumors' about the nuclear issue, `threatening a military punishment,' the newspaper said." This article is yet another example of the uncertainty over North Korea. You can find the article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/politics/politics-korea-north-usa.html?oref=login

1 comment:

David Kornreich said...

I think that if North Korea does not accept our terms of negotiation soon, there does exist the possibility for war in the future. I don't think us taking a firm stance on the issue is a bad thing, however. Appeasement has been attempted in the past and has failed miserably.